Joy James, Williams College, Political Science

Cyborgs & Criminals in the Features of Democracy

“Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin & the Black Cyborgs”

Wednesday, September 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, September 20, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

“Women & Political Imprisonment: From Rosa Parks to Ramona Afrika”

Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room

Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center’s Institute for Justice Education & Transformation, the Political Science, Afro-American Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies Departments, and Global Studies. 

JOY JAMES is Presidential Professor of the Humanities and a professor of Political Science at Williams College. Professor James is the author of: Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals; andResisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals; States of Confinement; The Black Feminist Reader (co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. She  is completing a book on the prosecution of 20th-century interracial rape cases, tentatively titled “Memory, Shame & Rage.” She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice. Professor James is also curator of the Harriet Tubman Literary Circle (HTLC) digital repository, which is part of the University of Texas human rights archives: